Volunteering is understood as the set of activities of general interest, developed by volunteers (individuals), who release part of their time to collaborate in solidarity, disinterested and free, in favor of the Promotion and Development of people and communities of the Third World and inthe awareness of its own environment, from a project shared with our organizations, with the ultimategoal of achieving a more just and equal world society.
Volunteering in PROYDE can be carried out at the headquarters of the Organization through information and communication technologies or in Voluntary Projects of an international character.
Principles of Action
"We can not provide impoverished individuals and communities, under charity, with what they are entitled to for justice," that is why the PROYDE Volunteer:
Reject all injustice.
Defends the rights of the person.
It is in solidarity with the impoverished and suffering to promote and denounce, so that they can exercise their rights both individually and collectively.
It respects the dignity of the person, trusting in his responsibility to the future and in his capacity to promote social change.
Seek, in brotherhood with his brothers from the South, the most creative and adequate solution to the personal and structural problems that oppress them.
Collaborates with and from PROYDE, which promotes these rights and works to educate in the free and responsible participation of all.
It contributes to social welfare, while promoting new services or improving existing services. In any case, the action of the PROYDE Volunteer never replaces the necessary responsibility of the public authorities in the Promotion and Development of their peoples.
General Objectives of Volunteering
Work to transform unjust realities, contributing to a more just and solidary world, maximizing the capacities of people and communities, so that they are protagonists of their own promotion and integral development.
Promote, from the commitment acquired with the Promotion and Development of our most impoverished brothers, a change of personal attitudes and a greater involvement of the society to which we belong.
Make it possible for "many small people, doing many small things, in many small places, can change the world".
General Requirements to Participate in PROYDE Volunteering
Be of age; have the consent of their parents, guardians, or legal representatives if they are between the ages of 16 and 18; be expressly authorized by their parents, guardians, or legal representatives if they are aged between 12 and 16 years old.
Internal motivation, free and without conditioning, or external constraints. The Volunteer must be aware that it is integrated into a project, from solidarity work, to a more just and humane reality.
Sense of responsibility manifested in a serious and stable commitment.
Skills and attitudes appropriate to the service to be performed: balance, maturity, ability to relate and work as a team, adaptability.
Commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of PROYDE.
Commit to receiving appropriate and integrated training in a continuous and dynamic process.
Have sufficient free time for the function.
Rights and Duties
Volunteers have the following rights
a) Receive regularly, during the duration of their activity, information, guidance and support, as well as the materials necessary for the exercise of the duties entrusted to them.
b) Receive at all times, in charge of the voluntary organization, and adapted to their personal conditions, the necessary training for the development of the activities assigned to them.
c) Be treated on the basis of equality, without discrimination, respecting their freedom, identity, dignity and other fundamental rights recognized in international conventions, treaties and the Constitution.
d) Participate actively in the organization in which they are inserted, collaborating in the elaboration, design, execution and evaluation of the programs or projects, according to their statutes or norms of application and, as far as they permit, in the government and administration of the voluntary organization.
e) Be covered, by the voluntary organization, of the risks of accident and illness derived directly from the exercise of voluntary action and of civil liability in cases in which the sectoral legislation so requires, through insurance or another financial guarantee.
f) Be reimbursed by the voluntary organization of the expenses incurred in the performance of its activities, in accordance with the provisions of the incorporation agreement and taking into account the scope of volunteering activities that they develop.
g) Have an accreditation that identifies their status as a volunteer, which also includes the volunteer entity in which they participate.
h) Carry out their activity in accordance with the principle of universal accessibility adapted to the activity they develop.
i) Obtain recognition of the volunteer organization, for the social value of its contribution and for the skills, aptitudes and skills acquired as a result of the exercise of its volunteer work.
j) That your personal data be treated and protected in accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, on the Protection of Personal Data.
k) Cease to carry out their activities as a volunteer in the terms established in the incorporation agreement.
Volunteers are required to:
a) Fulfill the commitments acquired with the voluntary entities in which they are integrated, reflected in the incorporation agreement, respecting the purposes and statutes of the same.
b) To keep the due confidentiality of the information received and known in the development of its voluntary action.
c) To reject any material or economic consideration that they may receive either from the recipients of the voluntary action, or from other persons related to their voluntary action.
d) Respect the rights of the recipients of the voluntary action in the terms provided in article 16.
e) Act with due diligence and in solidarity.
f) Participate in the training tasks provided by the volunteer entity for the activities and functions entrusted, as well as in those that are permanently required to maintain the quality of the services provided.
g) Follow the instructions of the volunteer entity that are related to the development of the activities entrusted.
h) To use properly the personal accreditation and the distinctive of the volunteering entity.
i) Respect and take care of the material resources put at your disposal by the volunteer entity.
j) Comply with the existing health and safety measures in the volunteer entity.
k) Observe the rules on protection and processing of personal data in accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, and other applicable regulations.